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Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Congregations
A congregational community is an ideal place to share and strengthen faith, form lasting relationships, and develop special gifts and talents. Too often, though, people with developmental and other disabilities lack the opportunities and supports to fully participate in the life of their faith community. Thatâ€™s why families and service providers need to read this groundb ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 12th 2007 by Brookes Publishing
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If your congregation, Christian ministry, or family is committed to supporting and including people with disabilities in meaningful ways that benefit and bless everyone, then you'll want to read this book by Erik Carter. In fact, whether you're just starting out or a long-time veteran of ministry with individuals with disabilities, this is "a must read"!!!
For anyone interested in faith and disability issues, this is a great book to start with and provides an outstanding overview of what it means to be fully included in a faith community. Erik has a strong professional background and understanding of the many areas that a disability can affect the way that an individual or family worships. Strongly recommended.
Well written and organized for those who are starting a ministry to special needs individuals and their families. This book is a good starting point for information that will be a basis for reaching out and welcoming those who may have felt that the church does not want them.